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GEBCO acknowledges the contribution and support of its parent bodies, the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO.

International Hydrographic Organization (IHO)Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO

The following organisations have provided funding and support for specific GEBCO activities.

Organisation's logo Support/Contribution
Nippon Foundation Nippon Foundation:
Since 2004, provided funding for training six scholars per year through the Nippon Foundation - GEBCO postgraduate training programme in ocean bathymetry.

Co-sponsored with GEBCO the 2016 Forum for Future Ocean Floor Mapping (F-FOFM).

Is collaborating with GEBCO on the Nippon Foundation – GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), USA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) of NOAA:
Hosted the IHO Data Centre for Digital Bathymetry (IHO DCDB) since 1988.

Hosts and maintains a web application for access to the GEBCO Gazetteer of Undersea Feature Names.
The UK Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) UK Natural Environment Research Council (NERC):
Provided funding since the early 1990s to support the role of the GEBCO Digital Atlas Manager at the British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC) of the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) to maintain, update and deliver GEBCO's bathymetric data sets.
The Korea Hydrographic and Oceanographic Agency (KHOA), Republic of Korea The Korea Hydrographic and Oceanographic Agency (KHOA):
Hosts and maintains web applications for undersea feature generic terms and definitions and feature name proposal submission and review.

Supplied technical and financial support for development of web pages for GEBCO outreach work.

Our committees and working groups

GEBCO gratefully acknowledges the contribution to its work made by the international community, including members of its Guiding Committee and sub-committees and working group chairs and vice-chairs and their host organisations.

Japan Coast GuardStockholm University, SwedenNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), USAEwah Womans University, Republic of KoreaBritish Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC), UK

Lamont-Doherty Earth ObservatoryServicio Hidrográfico y Oceanográfico de la Armada (SHOA), ChileFugroCenter for Coastal and Ocean mapping (CCOM), Joint Hydrography Center, University of New Hampshire, USA

Australian Antarctic DivisionIstituto di Scienze Marine (ISMAR), ItalyAlfred Wegener Institut für Polar und Meeresforschung (AWI), Germany

Service Hydrographique et Océanographique de la Marine, (SHOM), FranceDepartment of Navigation and Oceanography of the Ministry of Defence, Russian Federation

Our meeting hosts

GEBCO holds its annual meetings in different venues around the world, with the aim of strengthening and building on collaborations and networks.

We thank all the organisations that have hosted GEBCO’s meetings.

Our data contributors

GEBCO thanks all the data collectors and regional grid developers who make their data sets available. Find out about the data sets included in GEBCO's global grid.

We also thank our partners in industry for providing data sets for updating the GEBCO global grid.

Find out how to contribute data for updating the GEBCO grid.